FRED PENNEY AND PENNEY AND ASSOCIATES LAWYERS 20TH YEAR
I remember the first personal injury trial I had. It was in beautiful Plumas County at a very old historic courthouse. I had just passed my bar and a national personal injury law firm entrusted me to take many of their difficult cases to trial where the odds of winning were very low. I was not an employee but had started the Law Offices Of Frederick W. Penney and was an independent trial lawyer for this firm. I took the challenge to help the clients that nobody would take and to hone my skills as a litigator. This first trial pitted me against skilled and experienced litigators and lasted over one week. I was arguing a disputed auto/truck accident case where a county snow plow was stopped over night on a bridge without its lights on. The reason no personal injury lawyer wanted to take the case to trial was because the snow plow was on its side of the road and my client had a number of felony convictions for numerous things. But I was Fred Penney a new personal injury trial lawyer and I did not care what the odds were, I was willing to take a chance on a case nobody else wanted. I wanted to try and help the client (where their current attorney refused to take the case to trial due to the high odds of losing) and take the personal injury case to trial. I learned valuable lessons during that trial having been in practice less than one year (actually I think around 6 months). I did not make any mistakes and had a great brother that was a top prosecutor at the District Attorney’s office to give me legal advise and guide me through the jury trial process (note he would give me tips over the phone, he did not go to trial with me).
That was the birth of Law Offices of Fred Penney, Penney and Associates and Fred Penney as a lawyer. After that I had some great trial verdicts that I am very proud of. I began working on cases that involved trucking accidents, auto accidents, dog bites, brain injuries, boating accidents, ATV accidents, death cases, bike accidents, pedestrian accidents, product accidents and many more serious injury cases.
The Penney law firm began to grow at which time I began to hire some of the top insurance industry personal injury trial lawyers in the state–some of which still work at the firm today. Our good reputation throughout the legal and non-legal community grew as I added great former insurance company litigators to the firm. There have been many that have tried to duplicate the Penney firm and those even trying to copy Penney and Associates or attorney Fred Penney. But, the Penney lawyer and Penney and Associates name continues to be a strong force in the legal and non-legal community with the help of great personal injury attorney’s that have joined the Penney and Associates law firm team.
The Law Offices of Fred Penney (now Penney and Associates) started in 1992 with a small office off of Professional drive in Roseville. Presently as of 2012 the firm now has 6 full time offices and a number of satellite offices throughout California. Penney and Associates law firm has fully staffed offices in Newport Beach, Roseville, Sacramento, Loomis, Chico and Rocklin. Penney and Associates has fully functional satellite offices in Santa Clara (San Jose and Sunnyvale area), San Francisco, Fairfield, Bakersfield and other areas throughout California.
Make no mistake there is no other Penney and Associates (some spell it Penny and Associates or Penny lawyer) law firm in the state. Look at our lawyers accomplishments and compare them to any other firm that tries to duplicate us and make a choice of which personal injury lawyer you would like to litigate your injury case? Look at the Penney and Associates legal website for “only few” of the latest results on our cases. Remember many big high profile cases are won or settled by Penney and Associates with confidentiality agreements so we cannot disclose the information to the public.
Our experienced lawyers are arguably second to none. For example Larry Eslinger has been a litigating personal injury trial lawyer since the 1970′s with valuable trial experience with all types of Personal injury cases. Before Penney and Associates, Larry worked as one of CSAA’s lead trial lawyers for close to 30 years. Personal Injury attorney Robert Brannen is a former trial lawyer that represented Farmers Insurance policy holders. Stewart Galbraith and James Gingrich in Chico were partners in a personal injury defense firm for years that bore their name. They represented a number of Insurance companies in defending personal injury cases against firms such as Penney and Associates. They now have teamed up using their valuable trial experience to represent injured people and their families in Chico, Red Bluff, Redding, Paradise, Yuba City, Marysville and other small communities in Northern California. Stewart is the managing lawyer of Penney and Associates in Chico. Mike Steffen is a valuable asset to Penney and Associates and runs the Rocklin office. Mike has been a well respected trial lawyer for decades representing CSAA (AAA) for years. In fact he was the managing attorney for CSAA’s in-house law firm that bore his name in the 1990′s. Arnold Hernandez, managing attorney for the Penney and Associates Newport Beach office, is known as one of the best law research attorney and legal minds in the firm. Kevin Elder, one of our top litigators in the firm, is handling many of the firm’s top cases. Kevin has valuable trial experience in all aspects of personal injury law. Kevin was a former partner in a firm that represented CSAA, government entities and water parks in defending against personal injury cases. Taking that valuable trial experience Kevin Elder joined Penney and Associates to hit some big personal injury verdicts and continues to this day to build the Penney and Associates personal injury lawyer name. There are many others (too numerous to mention) that are part of the Penney and Associates team that have helped build the firm to what it is today.
Though some might see this as attorney Fred Penney’s brag blog, I am fine with that as Penney and Associates has been built on a firm foundation of experience, integrity and just plain hard work that in my mind has put Penney and Associates at the top of the list of law firms in California.
If you or a family member has been injured in an accident call Fred Penney and Penney and Associates for a free initial consultation at 1-800-616-4529.
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